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Pier Cafe

4.3
282 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Top Tags:
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
  • Good for a Date
Welcome!
The San Diego Pier Cafe established in Seaport Village in 1980, is a quaint New England style full service restaurant, serving beer, wine & liquor. We offer the best in broiled fish, as well as the nicest view & atmosphere in the San Diego Bay area. Whether you are a guest of our beautiful city of San Diego or a resident, all of us at the San Diego Pier Cafe are looking forward to serving you. Thank You.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Dinner 4:30 p.m. to close.
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Phone number
(619) 239-3968
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
We have our Upstairs dining room available for private seat down dining, for groups up to 50 guests, Monday thru Friday, and some weekends during off seasons. Please call us for additional details.
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Private party contact
John, Gerardo or Pim: (619) 239-3968
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pacific Highway
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Parking details
Validated parking at reduced rates. First 2 hours for $1.00
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 282 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
value
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Amazing views from any spot in restaurant. Reasonably priced especially for being directly on the water. Amazing!!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

The staff was very accommodating for our last minute 14 person reservation!

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DanandSue (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

My husband and I were in San Diego to escape Pittsburgh's winter. This restaurant was recommended by the Hop on Hop off bus driver. It was a great recommendation. I would definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Great location and great food and service

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Sandawg64 (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

We enjoyed a very pleasant lunch at the Pier Cafe. the service and food were outstanding. Had great table overlooking the bay. Very enjoyable. Been there before and will go there again!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Cozy spot for appetizers and to watch the Sunset. Food was tasty, but not anything memorable. Limited Parking near SeaPort Village shops and restaurants.

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DorisDiner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a lovely lunch here, taking a visiting relative here after picking him up from the airport. Lucky enough to see seals swimming and catching fish in the water next to us! Our food was also excellent and we just really enjoyed our meal here.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

the restaurant has nice waterfront view!!
Good service good food

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We went on new year's eve at 6pm. Location and view were great. Tranquil and cozy, except for a large group of people that were having a meal. They were very loud. Have been here many times without this problem. My Grilled Fish tacos were delicious! My husband ordered seafood enchiladas, they were ok but pleeeaaase do something about the refried beans. They tasted like beans from a can and were warm at best. Not hot like they should be. Messed up the meal. Need better taste or offer whole black beans. They will look, taste, and make the dish look more expensive.

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vipLori (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Delicious food!! Fantastic server (Ricardo)!! So happy we decided to eat here after a long day of touring!!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

Food was terrible, service was good, ambiance was good. Wouldn’t go back due to the horrible food.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Awesome spot right on the water with great seafood options at a decent price. Lunch pricing is best and menu is similar if not same. Try the Mahi Mahi panini! Out of this world.

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lnr1 (New Orleans)
3.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

Nice view. Good service. Food OK. good for kids. Casual, loud

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OpenTable Diner (Louisville)
3.0  Dined on November 6, 2017

Needs a good cleaning. Location is okay, on the water, not the best views, but okay. Interior is a bit "tired". Food was average. Not so special you would want to return. Wait staff was attentive, personable, and didn't have to be asked to provide service. She was the highpoint of the experience.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on October 31, 2017

Staff was great. It was Halloween and all staff were in great costumes. Food was excellent. Interior area was a bit dated. I would definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on October 25, 2017

Very accommodating for a special diet requirement. Service was great.

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TCisAbadAss (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on October 24, 2017

Nice experience overall. Can't beat being on the water downtown. Bali Hai is another one to check out if you are looking for a nice waterfront experience. We were seated on the northern side and had a view of the dock close by. If you can get a table on the Coronado bridge side and towards the end of the restaurant you will have primo seating (on cooler days). It was a scorcher when we went so the north side was thankfully a bit cooler.

I had the 3 fish plate which looked really healthy so I wasn't sure if I was going to like it when it arrived--all my colleagues had fish tacos and other lip smackers. The 3 fish plate was delicious as was the rice and steamed vegetables. Staff very friendly and accommodating albeit a little longer than usual to get food ordered.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Pretty good experience. Food was good, service was prompt, noise wasn't too bad. Very pleased for a good night on the water!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on September 19, 2017

Group of 9, excellent service, friendly, great views of the harbor. Pricing in line with the tourist area. Food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
1.0  Dined on September 12, 2017

Strange food. Not trying as a restaurant. Trading off the location.

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